About the Festival
City Arts Fest is an all-access pass to dozens of curated shows in downtown Seattle. Attendees flock to iconic venues, off-the-beaten-path warehouses, galleries, theaters and rock clubs for performances by world-renowned musicians and cutting-edge artists. Inspired by proven festivals like SXSW in Austin and MusicfestNW in Portland, City Arts Fest has staked its claim as Seattle’s premiere fall event with top-notch concerts and innovative arts programming.
Every year four artists are awarded $1,000 each and have their artwork profiled in City Arts magazine with City Arts' quarterly Art Walk Awards. The Art Walk Consortium, and the businesses and galleries that participate in neighborhood art walks can nominate a favorite piece of art for that month. Each spring, summer, fall and winter, City Arts narrows dozens of submissions down to six finalists and then throw a party in their honor (with delicious and free Blue Moon seasonal beers, food, music and more).